2) Sir Frederick William Herschel became
famous for his discovery of the planet
Uranus. His grandson William Herschel, an
Indian civil servant too is known for
something he invented, which prevents a
popular form of duplicity seen in IIT.
3) X is a Hungarian inventor, who is world-
renowned for a certain invention Y, of
which more than 350 million units have
been sold. “It is a perfect example of the
human mind possibilities to test their
scientific rigour and to dominate them.” It is
a popular hobbyist object and is used in a
World Championship sport.
5) The word X gets its name from the carob
seed. Carob seeds were used as weights
on precision scales because of their
reputation for having a uniform weight. It is
said that in order to keep uniformity among
regional buyers and sellers of Y, a potential
customer could retrieve their own carob
seeds on their way to the market, to check
the tolerances of the seeds used by the
merchant. ID X and Y.
7) X wanted to name his daughter Y. But
when a son was born, he named him
Markus. Y went on to become a very
famous name, after X created a software
called Y. However, Y was a name popular
in other regions, even before the software
came out. For example, one of the largest
poems in a south Indian Language is called
the Epic of Y. Y shares it’s name with the
NYSE listing of a radio company that again
shares it’s name with a father figure in
Harry Potter. Identify Y.
11) X is a common phenomenon we see in
daily life. Wikipedia explains it as follows:
“By conservation of momentum, the
deflective force on the body is no more or
less than a reaction to the deflection that
the body imposes on the air-flow. The body
"pushes" the air down, and vice versa. As a
particular case, a lifting force is
accompanied by a downward deflection of
the air-flow. It is an angular deflection in
the fluid flow, aft of the body.” Where do we
commonly observe X?
13) X, also known as agrin-like protein
(AGRINL) is a protein that in humans is
encoded by the EGFLAM gene. It was first
described in 2008 in Japan by Shigeru
Sato. It helps to carry electrical impulses
from the eyes to the brain. What is it's
Questions 16-20 have an overall connect, so
you need to get at least two of the next five
questions right to guess the connect!
16) X is a famous American businesswoman,
singer,entertainer and producer. Born to a
lower middle class family in 1969, she got
her big break when she became a regular
on the American sketch comedy series, In
Living Colour. She has the distinction of
being the first actress of a certain ethnicity
to receive more than $1 million for a movie.
19) X stands 13½ inches tall and weighs in
at a robust 8½ pounds. Officially named Y,
it is better known by its nickname, X. While
the origins of the nickname aren’t clear, a
popular story has it that upon seeing it for
the first time, a certain Margaret Herrick
remarked that it resembled her Uncle X.
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